Memory activities for the classroom – underrated and underused!
- after error correction
- to help students fix bits of new language in their heads before they need to produce it at a later stage in the lesson
- to exploit decontextualised sentences, for example from a gapfill
- to improve students’ confidence with bits of language
- as learner training – once they’ve learnt them, a lot of the activities are things they can try themselves or with fellow students, without needing a teacher to set them up
They are taken from various wonderful people I’ve worked with in the past, plus a couple of my own ideas. If you think there are any that should be credited differently, please let me know. It would also be great…
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